From the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Connections series comes an exciting and passionate new romance....
Janis Joplin. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. Zachary Flowers. I always knew my brilliant brother would one day be listed among the great artistic minds of our time. I just didn't know he would join the list of exceptional talents who left us too young, too soon.
I was always the calm one, the perfect foil to his freewheeling wild spirit. But since his death shortly after his 27th birthday, I'd found myself adrift and directionless.
I knew it was time to face my destiny, and I was ready to yield. But then I met Nate, Zachary's best friend. Only he could help me put the pieces together, fill in the blanks that Zachary left behind. I needed him to answer my questions--and I wanted him for more. He awakened in me a sensuality that had never been explored, never satisfied. Nate's presence controlled me, his touch seared me, and it was up to me to convince him that he was brought into my life for a reason....
NO CLIFFHANGER ENDING. THIS IS A STANDALONE ROMANCE.
Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife and best friend in a tragic accident on his family’s ranch. In the time since, he’s devoted himself to two things—taking care of his two newly motherless sons and proving that Lily’s accident was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered and he won’t rest until he has the killer’s blood on his hands. He doesn’t have time for anything but vengeance, especially not a crazy ghost hunter wanting to poke around the old spring on his family’s ranch.
Persephone Styles—Percy to her friends—learned about ghosts the hard way, when she was orphaned by a violent crime at the age of seven. Ever since, she’s seen spirits and been obsessed with studying souls beyond the grave. She’s in Lonesome Point to document the town’s spectral activity, but finds herself powerfully drawn to widower John Lawson and empathizing with his grieving children. For the first time in years, Percy is as riveted by the living as she’s always been by the dead and longs to be a part of John’s life.
But when one night of passion becomes something more, Percy realizes John is as haunted as she is and that the man she’s coming to love is walking a dangerous road that may end with him becoming a murderer’s next victim.
Wanderluster. I haven’t lived in the same city for more than
4 years since I was a child. I like to roam and see what there is to see.
Love or Money?
Love. Always Love. Forever Love.
Boxers or Boxer Briefs on your hero?
Boxer briefs. (Briefs are an abomination.)
Mermaid or Pirate?
Pirate mermaid. That sounds like fun.
All Natural or All Made Up?
All Natural. I love being able to shower and go in five
Tennis Shoes or High Heels?
Bare feet, unless it’s date night. Then boots J.
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee. And lots of it. Tea in the afternoons when I need to
Sports Car or Pick-up Truck?
Pick-up Truck. Though I’ve never driven a sports car so I
could possibly be converted.
Ruler follower or Rule bender?
Rule bender. That’s what rules are made for ;).
Kittens or llamas?
Kittens. I had a llama spit on me at the zoo when I was six.
Pickles or Cucumbers?
Q AND A INTERVIEW
Tell us something about yourself, both as a
writer and as a person.
As a writer I am dedicated, reliable,
passionate, and determined to tell the best story I can possibly tell. As a
person I am loyal, silly, and always looking for a reason to laugh.
When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little.
Playing pretend for a living seemed like the most wonderful thing ever.
How did you come up with the idea and how did
you create the characters?
Honestly, I have no idea! My brain is a mystery
to me. Stuff just pops up. These people come to life on the page and then I go
back and flesh them out with more specific characteristics during my second and
third drafts. Now that I’ve finished the series, however, the town is populated
by people that feel real to me. I talk to my husband about them all the time
and he thinks I’m crazy, lol.
If you should describe your books in three
words, what would you pick?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read. She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more. When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.
After her mother’s sudden death, Rory Lane is home again. It has been fifteen years since she escaped Mount Pleasant and everyone and everything in it. Now she must oversee the closing of her mother’s affairs.
The only bright spot is Rory’s blossoming friendship with boarder CJ Rausch. Rory senses that CJ just might be her soul mate, but the handsome excavator is somewhat of a standoffish loner.
After an unthinkable event, Rory’s life spins out of control, and she must deal not only with her grasping, selfish sister, but also a manipulative, wannabe suitor. CJ offers Rory a way out, but at what price? Beware: Everyone has secrets in Mount Pleasant...And they enjoy them!
is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life
include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and
antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey
to being born in Russia.
She currently resides
in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of
19th century post-mortem photos.
Visit Natalie online at
To avert an impending life of servitude, Bethany Cook seeks freedom on a wagon train bound for gold country. Disguised as a young boy she secures work as a travel companion with Thomas Nolan, a rich New Yorker who is on his own quest to distance himself from the nightmare of a fraudulent marriage.
A cross-country journey by Thomas’ side proves more difficult than Bethany anticipated when he becomes obsessed with her true identity—the golden haired beauty he shared one night of passion with. Bethany attempts to confess the truth, but a bounty hunter exposes her as a devious woman that lied to Thomas for months for her own evil gain. Her life and her heart now rest in the hands of Thomas, who must decide if he can forgive and marry her or leave her to the fate she’s brought upon herself.
Oh, I love to picture actors in my head as I’m writing my stories.
I know some day they’ll bring my books to life on the big screen, right? J
When I was writing Fools Rush, I actually didn’t have a
certain actor in mind. I knew Jason Akles would do him justice, but it wasn’t
exactly him, but I saw Thomas Nolan clearly in my head. It wasn’t until we did
casting for the movie that I met him. ;)
First, let’s look at Thomas Nolan. He’s a tough, yet damaged
guy who needs some lovin’. He’s gotta be built well, but not over the top
body-builder frame. Most of all, he needs that cowboy swagger, charming smile,
and eyes that’d melt a woman’s resolve.
There was a long line outside casting, but since Jensen
Akles didn’t show for the audition, we had to choose another leading man. The
minute this young man said his name, I knew it had to be him.
Meet our readers’ choice for Thomas Nolan.
Next up, Bethany Cook. She’s a woman any man would sell
their only horse to marry. A beauty, full lips, well-proportioned, soft voice,
but a fire inside her that keeps men guessing. No woman of her time compares to
Bethany’s will to be her own person. She’ll yield to no man.
There was so much drama during casting. I knew Angelina
Jolie wanted the part, but we couldn’t hold production for her to finish her
twelve other projects. I knew I wanted a fresh, young woman who possessed that mysterious
mixture of innocence and sensuality.
The actress cast in the role of Bethany Cook is: Liz Solari.
What do you think of our leading couple? I think they’ll
make magic on the big screen together. I tried to play the part of Bethany, but
the casting director said I was too old. Ugh, when did that happen?
I hope you enjoy Fools Rush!
Ciara Knight writes to 'Defy the Dark' with her young adult speculative fiction and sweet romance books. Her most recent international best-seller, Pendulum, scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.
When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.
Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.
Ciara is extremely sociable and can be found at Facebook @ciaraknightwrites, Twitter @ciaratknight, Goodreads, Pinterest, and her website ciaraknight.com.
A Muslim Arab Prince with a heavy weight of responsibilities on his shoulders and a young Catholic American woman with a dark, haunted past living inside her heart. Unexpectedly thrust together in a deal of betrayal brokered by her brother, the last thing she imagines when she goes to his wedding in a kingdom far away from her home, is to find out that it’s her own wedding, as well.
A bright, independent CEO struggling to live this new life, where the traditions and rules are too numerous to keep up with, and an attractive, intelligent prince wanting nothing more than for his bride to find the black keys.
Fate steps in to teach the troubled new princess a few lessons about love, life, understanding and acceptance, while destiny forces the Crown Prince into allowing his beautiful wife to break a rule or two.
Because when it comes to love, rules blur and traditions fade.
Rose is a loved mother, wife, and a stay at home lawyer. Writing is her passion, and reading is her obsession. Music is her best friend and sarcasm is her speaking trend. One of her joys is bringing happiness to others and her biggest wish is that they stay true to one another. Through her stories, she wants to spread nothing except understanding, peace and love.